Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo practiced for the first time Thursday for the first time after he suffered two transverse process fractures in his back in the Cowboys October 27th contest against the Washington Redskins.
Not only is Romo practicing today, but Cowboys Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones fully expects Romo to be able to play in the Cowboys contest on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London’s Wembley Stadium.
Despite Jones’ enthusiasm, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has yet to say whether or not Romo will be able to start by Sunday.
“I’m anticipating him playing, have no reason to think that he won’t, and this will be a nice little practice session for him out there today,” Jones said. “But my expectations are for him to play.”
Tony Romo, likewise, is hopeful he will be able to start this Sunday agasint the Jaguars, and continue to help his Cowboys make the push for the playoffs.
The Cowboys are coming into Sunday’s contest with a 6-3 record so far this season, and would love to get a win over a Jacksonville squad that has only managed to 1 win in the 9 games they’ve played so far this year.
Tony Romo has been a major part of the success the Cowboys have enjoyed so far on the year, and without him, including the limited performance he was able to put in in the game against the Redskins, the Cowboys have lost their last 2 games after having started the season 6-1.
The return of Tony Romo and what should be a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars should help the Cowboys try and get back on track as they hope to maintain a solid position in the race for the playoffs this year.
While the last two losses likely have Dallas fans cringing in fear of another late season collapse, which the Cowboys have become infamous for over the last few seasons, the return of Tony Romo should help the Cowboys avoid a similar situation this season.
With the potential return of Romo this week, and a weak opponent, the Cowboys may have no better shot this season to get themselves back on track.